Accueil / What to pack for labour and delivery Listen this text MP3 Français Désolé. Not sure what to bring to your birth location? The following checklist can help.Items for the mother Health insurance card and hospital card (if applicable) Birth plan List of medications (if applicable) Comfortable labour clothes (if you don’t want to wear the hospital gown) and warm socks Dressing gown, sleepwear, and slippers Underwear Clothes for the trip home A maternity or nursing bra and nursing pads Large, extra-absorbent sanitary pads Toiletry kit: toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, lip balm, etc. Tissues Snacks Cash for the vending machines, cafeteria, or parking meters Books, magazines, and a pencil and paper Cellphone and charger Contact list with phone numbers Items for the baby Diapers and wet wipes Pyjamas and undershirts Blankets Baby bonnet Weather-appropriate clothes for the trip home Infant car seat (mandatory for leaving the hospital) Items for the mother’s partner Sleepwear, a change of clothes, and a pillow (if they plan to stay overnight) Food and drinks Camera Books or magazines Toiletry kit Cellphone and charger Research and copywriting: The Naître et grandir teamUpdated: February 2018 Sources Please note that hyperlinks to other websites are not updated regularly, and some may have changed since publication. If a link is no longer valid, use search engines to find the relevant information. Doré, Nicole, and Danielle Le Hénaff. From Tiny Tot to Toddler: A practical guide for parents from pregnancy to age two. Quebec City, Institut national de santé publique du Québec. www.inspq.qc.ca/en/tiny-tot. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and Best Start. Healthy Beginnings: Giving Your Baby the Best Start, from Preconception to Birth, 4th edition, Canada, 2009.